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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
GENERAL EDUCATION BREADTH PATTERN

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Los Angeles City College

2021 - 2022

To verify historical GE course approvals visit: www.assist.org.

Area A: English Language Communication and Critical Thinking

9 semester units required with at least one course each from A1, A2 and A3. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C-" or better.
9 units minimum

A-1: Oral Communication

COMM 101, 121, 151.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGLISH 101.

A-3: Critical Thinking

COMM 104, 105; ENGLISH 102, 103; PHILOS 005, 006, 008, 009; PSYCH 066.

Area B: Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning

9 semester units required with at least one course each from Physical Science, Life Science and Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning. One Physical or Life Science course must include a laboratory experience (underlined). Courses in area B-4 must be completed with a grade of "C-" or better.
9 units minimum

B-1: Physical Science

ASTRON 001, 005, 011; CHEM 058, 060, 065, 101, 102, 211, 212, 221; EARTH 001; ENV SCI 001; GEOG 001+015; GEOLOGY 001, 002, 006, 007; PHYS SC 010; PHYSICS 006, 007, 011, 012, 014, 021, 022, 101, 102, 103, 161.

B-2: Life Science

ANATOMY 001; ANTHRO 101; BIOLOGY 003, 006, 007, 025; MICRO 001, 020; PHYSIOL 001; PSYCH 002.

B-3: Laboratory Activity

Students must select at least one laboratory experience (see underlined courses in areas B-1 and B-2).

B-4: Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning

BUS 015; MATH 215, 216, 227, 227S, 230, 236, 245, 258, 260, 260S, 261, 262, 263, 270, 272, 275.

Area C: Arts and Humanities

9 semester units required with at least one course each in Arts and Humanities.
9 units minimum

C-1: Arts (Art, Cinema, Dance, Music, Theatre)

AFRO AM 060; ART 201, 209, 501; ARTHIST 103, 110, 120, 130, 139, 140, 151, 171; CINEMA 003, 004, 018, 501; DANCEST 805; MUSIC 101, 111, 116, 121, 122, 135, 136, 141, 200; PHOTO 010, 034, 501; THEATER 100, 110, 338, 400.

C-2: Humanities (Literature, Philosophy, Languages Other than English)

A S L 001, 002, 003; AFRO AM 004, 005, 007, 020; ARABIC 001, 002; ARMEN 001, 002, 035, 036; CHICANO 007, 008, 044; CHINESE 001, 002, 003, 004, 010, 021, 022; CINEMA 018; COMM 130; ENGLISH 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 211, 212, 214, 215, 216, 218, 219, 239, 240, 252, 255, 270; FRENCH 001, 002, 003, 004, 010, 021, 022; HISTORY 003, 004, 006, 007, 040, 086, 087; HUMAN 006, 008, 030, 031, 061; JAPAN 001, 002, 003, 004, 021, 022; KOREAN 001, 002, 003, 004, 010, 021, 022; LING 001; PHILOS 001, 014, 020, 030, 032, 040; POLSCI 005; RUSSIAN 001, 002, 003, 004, 010; SPANISH 001, 002, 003, 004, 006, 009, 010, 011, 015, 021, 022, 035, 036.

Area D: Social Sciences

6 semester units required with courses in at least 2 disciplines. Students are expected to complete the American Institutions requirement in this section (courses identified in the American Institution section).
6 units minimum

D--1: Sociology

AFRO AM 004, 005, 007; CHICANO 007, 008; FAM &CS 031; GEOG 014; HISTORY 005, 006; PSYCH 014, 041; SOC 022, 031.

D-1: Anthropology and Archaeology

ANTHRO 102, 103, 121, 151.

D-2: Economics

CS 101; ECON 001, 002.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

HISTORY 073; SOC 011.

D-4: Gender Studies

POL SCI 019.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 002.

D-6: History

HISTORY 001, 002, 003, 004, 007, 011, 012, 059, 073, 081, 082, 086, 087.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

CH DEV 011, 042; COMM 121, 122; JOURNAL 105.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

BUS 001; LAW 003, 007; POL SCI 001, 002, 007, 014, 019.

D-9: Psychology

CH DEV 001; LING 003; PSYCH 001, 013, 074.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

LING 002; SOC 001, 002, 032.

Area E: Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
CH DEV 001; COUNSEL 020, 040; FAM & CS 021, 031 (Same as SOC 12); HEALTH 002, 008, 011; PSYCH 003, 041, 043, 060; SOC 012.

Area F: Ethnic Studies

3 semester units required.
3 units minimum
CHICANO 008.

American Institutions (US-1-2-3)

To verify historical American Institutions course approvals visit: www.assist.org
AFRO AM 004 - US 1
AFRO AM 005 - US 1
AFRO AM 007 - US 2 & US 3
CHICANO 007 - US 1
CHICANO 008 - US 1
HISTORY 011 - US 1
HISTORY 012 - US 1
HISTORY 081 - US 1
HISTORY 082 - US 1
POL SCI 001 - US 2 & US 3

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